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, 8 (3), 209-20

Non-coding RNAs: Lessons From the Small Nuclear and Small Nucleolar RNAs

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Non-coding RNAs: Lessons From the Small Nuclear and Small Nucleolar RNAs

A Gregory Matera et al. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol.

Abstract

Recent advances have fuelled rapid growth in our appreciation of the tremendous number, diversity and biological importance of non-coding (nc)RNAs. Because ncRNAs typically function as ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complexes and not as naked RNAs, understanding their biogenesis is crucial to comprehending their regulation and function. The small nuclear and small nucleolar RNPs are two well studied classes of ncRNPs with elaborate assembly and trafficking pathways that provide paradigms for understanding the biogenesis of other ncRNPs.

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